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Difficult days
two fingers
are taken
from a pianist
known for his Chopin.

Difficult times
in the semi-dark cellars
two children
are caught
for the transports.

Difficult nights
to make love
in foolish adolescence
casting off any poems
in humbled sheets.

Difficult days
I tell you
fixing your tie
an unexpected knock
or a telephone ring
it's better not to pick up
the receiver.

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